Links to previous Annual Berkshire County High School Art Shows
Berkshire High School Art ShowsDHeck2017-10-05T11:29:21+00:00
What Makes Good History? (Grades 9-12)Julia Morneau2018-06-05T17:31:11+00:00
WHAT MAKES GOOD HISTORY? (GRADES 9-12)
The value or significance of Norman Rockwell’s representations of the Civil Rights movement as sources of historical information.
Rockwell’s American Utopia (Grades 8-12)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:48+00:00
ROCKWELL’S AMERICAN UTOPIA (GRADES 8-12)
The significance of Rockwell’s vision of an “ideal” America. The idea of utopia within American thought.
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY – THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW (GRADES K-12)
On the Twentieth Century – That Was Then, This Is Now (Grades K-12)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:48+00:00
Creating America (Grades 7-10)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:49+00:00
CREATING AMERICA (GRADES 7-10) The influence of Norman Rockwell’s imagery as a reflection of American values in the first half of the twentieth century.
A NEW VIEWPOINT (GRADES 7-12)
A New Viewpoint (Grades 7-12)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:49+00:00
To consider Norman Rockwell’s imagery as a means of helping students reconsider their familiar cultural and community contexts.
WWII on the Homefront – The Four Freedoms (K-12)Samie Mitchell2017-03-01T11:37:50+00:00
WWII ON THE HOMEFRONT – THE FOUR FREEDOMS
An analysis of the images Rockwell painted to describe Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”, and a brief history of the impact these paintings had on America.
Tell the class about the speech Roosevelt made during WWII in which he described four freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom to worship, and freedom from fear. His point was that these freedoms should […]
Going and Coming (1947) Quick Pic ActivitiesJulia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:52+00:00
GOING AND COMING (1947)
Quick Pic Activities
1. Getting in Touch With Our Senses
High School/Middle School
1. Make Rockwell’s Characters Talk
Pictures and Words (Grades: K-5)Samie Mitchell2017-03-01T11:37:53+00:00
PICTURES AND WORDS (GRADES K-5)
Use Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers to teach words and build communication skills.
Rockwell is known as The Saturday Evening Post’s most famous illustrator. He submitted his first successful cover painting, “Mother’s Day Off”, to the Post in 1916. Over the next Forty-seven years his work appeared on the cover a total of 323 times. Each cover that he created tells a story. The images are rich with detail and […]
New In Town (Grades: K-5)Julia Morneau2018-04-27T15:23:04+00:00
NEW IN TOWN (GRADES K-5)
Discuss segregation and civil rights as you explore Rockwell’s “New Kids in The Neighborhood”.
Painted in 1967, this illustration depicts suburban integration in Chicago’s Park Forrest community. As a vision of positive change and growing tolerance, the children appear as if they will soon play together.
Story Sparks (Grades: K-5)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:54+00:00
STORY SPARKS: (GRADES K-5)
Use Norman Rockwell’s illustrations to build children’s emotional vocabulary.
In this painting Rockwell tells the story of a little girl’s day by portraying small moments in her morning, afternoon, and night. It was created for the Saturday Evening Post and is a companion to Rockwell’s prior Post cover, Day in the Life of a Little Boy. Rockwell was known for his ability to capture emotion and tell a complete story within […]
Story Sparks (Grades: 6-12)Samie Mitchell2017-03-01T11:37:54+00:00
STORY SPARKS (GRADES: 6-12)
Use Norman Rockwell’s Post covers to spark creative writing.
Rockwell is known as The Saturday Evening Post’s most famous illustrator. He submitted his first successful cover painting, “Mother’s Day Off”, to the Post in 1916. Over the next Forty-seven years his work appeared on the cover a total of 323 times. Each cover that he created tells a story. Through his work, he presents images of everyday life in America, childhood, civil rights, war, and […]
Gossip (Grades: K-8)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:54+00:00
GOSSIP (GRADES K-8)
Build writing skills and language skills as you speculate on what the characters in Rockwell’s The Gossips are talking about.
Rockwell had the idea for The Gossips for 20 years but couldn’t come up with the ending. Then he had the idea to picture himself as the subject of the gossips’ circle; suddenly he knew what to draw. He used his neighbors in Arlington, Vermont as the other figures in the painting. […]
Going And Coming (ELL)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:54+00:00
GOING AND COMING (ELL)
Tell short stories inspired by Rockwell’s work.
This painting was done for “The Saturday Evening Post” and depicts a family before and after their summer vacation. Rockwell’s Post covers were intended to present a story that was easily “read” and understood by viewers. In this painting he uses two images within one picture to provide more detail and create a continuum of time. We see the “before” and the “after” of the […]
Story Sparks (Grades: K-5) [creative writing]Samie Mitchell2017-03-01T11:37:55+00:00
STORY SPARKS (GRADES K-5)
Use Norman Rockwell’s Post covers to spark creative writing.
Rockwell is known as The Saturday Evening Post’s most famous illustrator. He submitted his first successful cover painting, “Mother’s Day Off”, to the Post in 1916. Over the next Forty-seven years his work appeared on the cover a total of 323 times. Each cover that he created tells a story. Through his work, he presents images of everyday life in America, childhood, civil […]
Freedom of Speech (Grades: 6-12)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:55+00:00
FREEDOM OF SPEECH (GRADES: 6-12) Explore voting rights as you investigate, Rockwell’s freedom of speech.
Rockwell was inspired to paint this scene after attending a town hall meeting. In the meeting a manual laborer stood up and voiced an opinion that everyone disagreed with. Rockwell was struck by the fact that no one shouted him down even though he did not agree with the majority. Rockwell felt this scene embodied the democratic process and was […]
Four Freedoms (Grades: 6-12)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:55+00:00
FOUR FREEDOMS (GRADES: 6-12)
Discuss personal freedom as you explore Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms.”
In January 1941 President Roosevelt, shared with congress his vision for a postwar world founded on four fundamental human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Inspired by his words, Rockwell created “Four Freedoms.” Originally published in the Post the paintings were a huge success and were later used to sell war bonds and stamps. The […]
The Problem (Grades: K-5)Samie Mitchell2017-03-01T11:37:56+00:00
THE PROBLEM (GRADES: K-5)
Discuss inequality as you explore Rockwell’s “The Problem We all Live With.”
“The Problem We all Live With” was created for “Look” Magazine to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education which ended racial segregation stating that separate was not equal. The painting shows a young girl being escorted into her newly integrated school by US marshals as onlookers protest all around her. It was inspired by […]
Be A Model (Grades: K-8)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:56+00:00
BE A MODEL (GRADES K-8)
Build descriptive language skills as you pretend to be Norman Rockwell directing a model.
In paintings like this we can see that Norman Rockwell was really good at capturing the thoughts and feelings of children. To help him do this he had real children pose for his illustrations. Sometimes they had to stand for long periods of time in very uncomfortable poses. Later the job got a little bit easier. […]
Around The Table (Grades: K-5)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:56+00:00
AROUND THE TABLE (GRADES K-5)
Practice language associated with mealtime.
In January 1941 President Roosevelt, shared with congress his vision for a postwar world founded on four fundamental human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Inspired by his words, Rockwell created “Four Freedoms.” Originally published in the Post the paintings were a huge success and were later used to sell war bonds and stamps. The Four […]
What’s The Headline (Grades: 6-12)Samie Mitchell2017-03-01T11:37:57+00:00
WHAT’S THE HEADLINE (GRADES: 6-12)
Investigate the Invasion of Normandy as you explore Rockwell’s painting, “War news”.
Rockwell never finished this painting but it was intended for The Saturday Evening Post. Painted in January or February of 1944 about the proposed invasion of Normandy, it depicts a restaurant counterman with his costumers as they gather around listening to a radio report. What was the news of the day? If Rockwell had finished the painting […]
Small Moments (Grades: K-5)Julia Morneau2017-03-01T11:37:57+00:00
SMALL MOMENTS (GRADES K-5)
In this painting Rockwell tells the story of a little girl’s day by portraying small moments in her morning, afternoon, and night. It was created for the Post and is a companion to Rockwell’s prior Post cover, Day in the Life of a Little Boy [insert link]. Rockwell was known for his ability to tell a complete story within each of his images.
Four Freedoms ForumRich Bradway2017-08-31T16:40:58+00:00
FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM
About the Four Freedoms Forums
This series of Town Hall conversations inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings will explore aspects of our democracy in a rapidly changing and increasingly global world. Noted commentators will offer observations and inspire community discourse, with a reception to follow.
Free to all.
Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms
In his January 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic […]
Openings and Special ProgramsRich Bradway2018-11-29T13:52:35+00:00
OPENINGS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
The Norman Rockwell Museum serves as host to many special events that span exhibition openings to performances, as well as an annual Naturalization Ceremony each September.
Children’s Art WorkshopsAnn Printon2017-05-26T09:34:52+00:00
CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOPS
Enjoy Norman Rockwell Museum’s summer workshops for children, including a Summer Sketch Club, Parent-Child classes, an Early Childhood Program and a week-long cartooning workshop for children and teens.
Art Workshops for Adults and TeensAnn Printon2017-05-26T11:35:01+00:00
ART WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS AND TEENS
Participate in either a two week-long and/or a one-day hands-on art workshop and explore drawing and painting techniques using Norman Rockwell’s methods as inspiration.
Site Walks, Stories and SalutationsAnn Printon2017-03-01T11:37:59+00:00
SITE WALKS, STORIES, AND SALUTATIONS
Experience the Museum’s bucolic campus and learn about the history of the area, and enjoy an outdoor yoga class on the beautiful grounds.
Focus on RockwellAnn Printon2017-03-01T11:38:00+00:00
FOCUS ON ROCKWELL
Join Curator of Education Tom Daly to explore Rockwell’s unique brand of visual storytelling, and learn about Rockwell’s use of models in his work. Meet and talk with the artist’s models on two Fridays in the Fall.
Art TalksAnn Printon2017-05-26T13:16:49+00:00
Enhance your Norman Rockwell Museum experience with talks by artists, art history professors and experts on art criticism. Unless specified otherwise, these talks are typically held in the late afternoon in the museum’s main gallery.
Family Festival DaysAnn Printon2017-10-29T20:05:53+00:00
FAMILY FESTIVAL DAYS
Enjoy these programs for children, teens and families with best selling authors, children’s book illustrators, a free fun Friday to experience all of Norman Rockwell Museum’s exhibits and experiences and a week-long comic workshop for children and teens.
Curriculum (Grades 6-12): Making Positive ChangeRich Bradway2017-03-01T11:38:05+00:00
Build writing skills, media literacy, and civic responsibility as you explore ways that Jerry Pinkney helped to diversify children’s literature.
Curriculum (Grades, K-5): HerosRich Bradway2017-03-01T11:38:06+00:00
Build literacy skills and social responsibility as you explore ways that Jerry Pinkney helped to diversify children’s literature.
Curriculum (Grades K-5): Picturing WordsRich Bradway2017-03-01T11:38:06+00:00
Build comprehension skills as you investigate Jerry Pinkney’s process as an illustrator.
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